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Oct 30, 2013 4:30am EDT
, but the circumstances surrounding andy lopez's death prompted protests and calls for justice. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: family and friends of 13-year-old andy lopez gathered at his funeral mass to say their final good-byes. many still struggle to make sense of his death. >> it makes me very upset that something like this would happen to a 13-year-old who was just walking down the street to go see his friends. >> reporter: investigators say sonoma county sheriff's deputy eric gailhouse shot the teen seven times in ten seconds after mistaking his pellet gun for an ak-47. he is a 20-year veteran. >> it's tragic event on many levels for many, for the lopez and the community but it's affecting us also. just hours before lopez's funeral, thousands from across the state, including many middle and high school students, marched to the sheriff's department in protest. >> justice needs to be done for him and for every little teenager kid that they can feel free to walk down the street with no fear. >> reporter: the shooting has inspired a series of rallies in the normally quiet town o
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
death of 13-year-old andy lopez. he was shot seven times by a deputy last week who thought he was carrying an ak-47 rifle. it was really a plastic gun that fires plastic pellets. sheriff's deputies tried to show how similar the two guns look. the fake one is on the left. california state senator kevin de leon is considering reintroducing a bill that would require all toy guns and b.b. guns to be translucent or brightly calendar. when he proposed this in 2011, it was strongly opposed by the national rifle association and in toy gun makers. i imagine the people who make these toy guns say the point is for them to look real. >> exactly. >> reporter: and no one wants a gun that's bright pink or brightiel or bright orange. >> we're talking about children's lives. we're talking about lives cut short by law enforcement because law enforcement did not have the ability within a split nanosecond to discriminate 20 real thing and the fake gun. >> reporter: a 1988 federal law requires imitation guns to at least have a plays-orange plug in the barrel. yet the plugs can be removed or calendar o
Oct 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
say fog in that area, and wet roads may be to blame for the pileup. >>> 13-year-old andy lopez is laid to rest in california. the teen's death has sparked question and outrage. last week, a sheriff's deputy opened fire, after mistakenly thinking the teen was cawrg an assault rifle. carrying an assault rifle. >> classmates and friends of andy lopez carried his casket into the santa rosa church in california. his distraught parents, seen here. clarlsz mates remembered -- classmates remembered him fondly. >> andy was a really nice classmate. he would always make you smile and laugh and he was loved. >> reporter: but with the grief, there is outrage. hundreds took to the streets tuesday, many of them teenagers, skipping school. demanding justice for lopez, gunned down by a sheriff's deputy last week, who apparently thought the teenager posed a deadly threat, holding what turned out to be a toy gun, an ak-47 replica. but some think the deputy and his partner showed poor judgment. or worse, deliberately targeted a hispanic youth. >> we're here to say a badge is not a license to kill. we
Oct 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
outrage over the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy. andy lopez was killed by a sheriff sheriff's deputy. the deputy thought he was carrying a real gun. it was a toy. yesterday friends remembered the young victim. >> i have so many memories. it just hurts and i can't believe he's gone. i have sisters. we all play with bb guns. it could have been my sisters. >> lopez was buried tuesday. the deputy who shot him, eric gailhouse, he's received threats. he's on leave. >>> a dirt storm blew across interstate 10 tuesday afternoon southeast of phoenix. it caused a 19-car crash, killing three people injuring at least 12 others. police say it's one of the worst chain reaction accidents in years. >>> tonight is game six of the world series in boston. st. louis cardinals face a must-win situation but the players will have to look past what could be an omen, trouble with the team's flight. it's only adding to the pressure. the red sox u are up three games to two. mark strassmann is inside fenway park. mark i'm extremely jealous of where you are. how did you get that assignmen
Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
1,000 people marched to protest the fatal shooting of andy lopez. investigators say the teen was carrying a bee bee gun that looked like an assault rifle. they say when he didn't drop the gone, an officer opened fire hitting lopez multiple times. the fbi is investigating the incident. today's protest lasted three hours and no arrests were made. another march is scheduled for tomorrow. >>> a high school teacher in north carolina is out of a job after allowing students to draw blood for a biology assignment. mcmillan says the students were finding out their blood types by using a lab kit. the kit included needles that mcmillan allowed the students to reuse after they were cleaned with alcohol. she said she thought the experiment was approved by the school. >> if it was not okay to use, then i think that it should have been taken out during the summer. >> we don't want students to be, first of all, sharing a needle and second of all having any type of human blood in the classroom. >> an assistant principal stopped the lab after receiving a phone call from a concerned parent. she's n
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
sheriff's deputying firing eight rounds at andy lopez, killing him. >> the report are that he asked the boy to drop the weapon and he didn't drop it. >> andy was not that type, believe me. andy, if he knew it was a sheriff, if he was asked, andy would have dropped it, you know? i don't believe that at all. >> reporter: friends and neighbors in santa rosa have held rallies, calling the shooting a combination of unnecessary force and racism. some allege the shooter was profiled because he was hispanic, walking through a low- income neighborhood. >> what we want is him to have some consequences, just like we would. you know, we want him to be prosecuted for what he did. he took somebody's life. you know? he was 13 -- he had just turned 13. we want justice for andy. and until we get that, we're not going to stop marching. >> i understand that the community is angry and sad. and this is a horrible tragedy for all involved. >> sheriff told us he wouldn't go into-- couldn't go into details of the case. but eric yo house is a 24- veteran of the force. >> the fact that he's been employed with the sh
Oct 29, 2013 6:00am EDT
fatal police shooting. andy lopez was shot by sheriff's deputies. police say the boy was carrying an ak-47 replica pellet gun that the deputies believed was real. when he ignored commands to drop the weapon, they fired. his family disputes the officer's story and is demanding an investigation. >>> nsa supporters in congress are expressing outrage over allegations that the agency is spying on america's closest allies. >>> reporter: senate intelligence committee chairwoman diane feinstein expressed outrage over allegations that the u.s. spies on allies. she issued a statement saying i am totally opposed. the white house says it's reviewing the program that monitored the foreign leaders but feinstein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she is calling for a review of all intelligence operations. >> these revelations call for a thorough review of the collection standards that we are using. senator feinstein said her committee was unaware the u.s. was listening in on phone calls from friendly heads of state. senator john mccain wants to know who did know. >> we want t
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